28 year old Dr. Rex Dolittle, the youngest professor at Warwick Campus of Scotcher University; has a special power. He can talk to animals and sometimes even read their minds. A renowned sleuth, he uses his abilities to assist the Coventry police dept. in solving complex crimes. The police think he just has a keen sense of observation but in reality he solves the case by questioning the most silent of witnesses. Rex is a good friend of Vera Loup and a colleague of her sister Dr. Celeste Lagraisse. His friendship to Barney Nedward is complicated. The little French Canadian detective knows that there is more to Prof. Dolittle's crime-solving abilities than just heightened observation but he can't figure out what. Rex bears no relation to Doctor Dolittle.